@clacke i'm not too bummed about using it at work, really.  i have a good job and they treat me well.  the only downsides are they don't really produce any free software and i'm not socially aligned with the other employees.  i can put up with boring tools and differing ideologies if i'm respected and my work is actually helpful to people.

# is a lovely language to tinker with, you'll have a lot of fun and the community is very helpful.  i tried to make it my general purpose language for a while because it lacks some of the overhead of common lisp.  the small selection of pre-baked libraries kind of killed that plan.  i have questions about its portability as well.  i still revisit it sometimes.